Watashi no Yume Socks by Sachiko Burgin

Watashi no Yume Socks

June 2019
Lace ?
28 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette st
US 2 - 2.75 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
230 yards (210 m)
One size (adjustable w/ gauge change)
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Watashi No Yume Socks (My Dream Socks)
by Sachiko Burgin

I’ve been dreaming about mohair socks for years! I imagined a lacey and gauzy sock, with the sheerness and lightness of a stocking. On first glance these may not appear to be the most practical socks you could knit, but these have a place in my heart (and sock drawer) as the coziest, softest, most fluffiest and dreamiest pair!

These dream fluffs knit up fairly fast on a slightly larger than usual needle size, and require a minimal amount of yarn. I used less than half a skein of Viola Mohair Lace for one pair in a North American size 7 foot. For a medium size foot, you could easily get 2 pairs from a single skein. Please see my note at the bottom regarding sizing!

This sock design features an easy to knit romantic lace pattern and “Priscilla’s Dream Socks Heel” (so much dreaming here!), which is a very clean short-row heel. Instructions are written, and the lace pattern is both charted and written out.

While mohair and silk/nylon are incredibly durable, these socks are most suitable for at home wearing and short walks ;)

ONE SIZE* (see note below)

Ankle circumference: 20.5 cm/ 8”
Leg length: 15.5 cm/ 6”
(Please see note re: sizing)

Recommended Yarn:
1 skein of Viola MOHAIR LACE (72% Kid Mohair, 28% Silk )/ 50 g = 420 m (459 y)/ lace weight; Shown in colours: Bronte and Eclipse

2.75 mm/ US 2 double pointed needles (set of 4)
3.25 mm/ US 3 double pointed needles (set of 4)

28 sts and 32 rows = 10 cm/ 4” over Stockinette Stitch, after blocking with larger needles and one strand of yarn.

SIZING NOTE: Unfortunately, due to the amount of sts in one repeat of the lace pattern, I cannot easily grade this pattern for more sizes. A solution to change the size of the pattern is to change the stitch gauge by using a different needle size. I’ve tested knitting these with size 3.5 mm/ US 4 needle and obtained a gauge of 23 sts x 30 rows, for a finished leg circumference of 23 cm/ 9”. For this test I also used size 3 mm/ US 2½ for cuff, heel and toe. These socks do have a considerable amount of stretch, so be sure to not cast on your sts too tightly at the beginning!